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Here for America (HFA), a coalition of international automakers with manufacturing, R&D, sales and other operations throughout the U.S., applauds the House Ways and Means Committee for their continued efforts on making tax reform a reality.
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Volkswagen Honored by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) proudly announced that it has been honored by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as one of 609 major U.S. businesses that earned the designation as a 2018 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

Toyota in the U.S.

The desire to evolve and innovate is at the heart of everything we do, and it all starts with engineering and manufacturing. From north to south, east to west, we’re hundreds of thousands of team members strong — all dedicated to helping you go places. We’re Toyota USA.

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama Celebrates 16 Years of Production

Since the start of production in 2001, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama’s $2 billion manufacturing facility has incorporated innovative manufacturing technologies shared by Honda facilities around the globe. The plant directly employs 4,500 Alabamians that build 340,000 cars each year.

Volkswagen Honored by National Breast Cancer Coalition

The National Breast Cancer Coalition has honored Volkswagen Group of America with its Leadership Award for the company’s contributions toward breast cancer research and care.

Senate Tax Reform Legislation Could Hurt U.S. Auto Manufacturing

“We agree with the aim of the Senate Finance Committee’s outline but we are concerned that the base erosion provision could raise the cost of manufacturing cars and trucks in America. We are working with the Committee on legislation that encourages job creation and manufacturing investment in the United States.”

BMW Spartanburg Finds its Calling

BMW chose Spartanburg for its first North American plant 25 years ago. The plant now employs 9,000 workers and builds 450,000 vehicles each year.

Endorsement From Governor Bill Haslam

“Automotive companies have invested over $37 billion across our state, and as they continue to invest in Tennessee, we will continue to partner with leaders in this remarkable global industry that drives economic momentum throughout the Southeast, the United States and the world.”

Here For America Reacts to Revised Excise Tax Amendment

“The revised excise tax proposal remains highly problematic: it preserves the discriminatory tax treatment in the underlying bill by targeting inbound companies that have integrated supply chains and have invested heavily in the United States, creating 1.29 million American jobs.”

Japan’s Role in the U.S. Auto Industry

JAMA’s member companies have a 35-year history of investment and innovation in the U.S. They produced a record-high of nearly four million vehicles in the U.S. in 2016, a more than tenfold increase since the mid-1980s.

Current House Tax Reform Bill Will Stifle U.S. Investment and Innovation

Here for America (HFA), a coalition of international automakers with manufacturing, R&D, sales and other operations throughout the U.S., applauds the House Ways and Means Committee for their continued efforts on making tax reform a reality.

Nissan Canton Plant to Build Next-Generation Frontier Pickup

The Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant will build the next-generation Nissan Frontier. The facility has an annual production capacity of 450,000 vehicles, and its workforce has assembled more than three million vehicles since opening in 2003.

Subaru Donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross

Subaru of America, Inc. donated an additional $100,000 to the American Red Cross in the wake of the wildfires rampaging through the western U.S. and countless numbers still reeling from the recent hurricanes.

Toyota Recognized for Its Commitment to America’s Students

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) welcomed Toyota as a “Transformative Partner,” the highest level for PLTW partners for its commitment to workforce development.

Subaru Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Share the Love

Subaru of America, Inc. announced the return of its annual Share the Love Event in 2017. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the event, the automaker hopes to exceed $115 million donated since its creation.

Volkswagen Foundation Donated $300,000 to Support Hurricane Relief

The Volkswagen Group of America Foundation announced that it donated $150,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund and $150,000 to United for Puerto Rico in support of recovery efforts following Hurricanes and Irma and Maria.

Subaru Donates Over 3,000 Science Books to New Jersey Schools

Subaru of America is proud to announce a donation of over 3,000 books on STEM subjects to Camden schools, continuing the company’s commitment to education as part of its ‘Subaru Loves Learning’ initiative.

Endorsement From Governor Eric Holcomb

In Indiana, we pride ourselves on our ability and capacity to make things. The state boasts the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the country, with one in five Hoosiers going to work at a manufacturing operation each day. Many of those jobs have been created by Indiana’s global automakers Toyota, Honda, and Subaru, which […]

Nissan Grants $100,000 to Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation

Nissan North America granted $100,000 to Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF), deepening its investment in and commitment to early childhood literacy in Tennessee.

Honda’s Anna Plant Produces 25 Millionth Ohio-Built Engine

​Associates at Honda’s Anna, Ohio engine plant, the largest Honda engine plant in the world, celebrated the 25 millionth engine produced since Honda of America Mfg., Inc. opened the facility in 1985.

Mazda Honors Military Families

For the past four years, Mazda, through the Mazda Drive for Good program, has partnered with JPMorgan Chase & Co and a veteran nonprofit organization to honor U.S. veterans.

Subaru Expands Indiana Plant for Ascent Production

Subaru of America is shuffling lines and expanding its U.S. plant to build the upcoming Ascent three-row crossover. To prepare for the Ascent, Subaru is spending about $100 million and will hire about 200 workers, bringing the Lafayette, Ind., plant to 5,800 employees.

Alabama Universities Plug into Industry with Auto Research Projects

Alabama isn’t only a major center for auto manufacturing, it’s also a growing hub for research and development projects that drive future industry technologies. The University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies offers research projects to prepare the next generation of automotive engineers.

Mazda Partners with Vehicles for Change

Mazda has pledged to be part of Vehicles for Change, Inc.’s legacy through its “Drive to 100” program, donating 100 cars to 100 families from April to December.

Volkswagen Employees Give Back with Summer of Service

Over 450 Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) employees volunteered 1,400 hours for the automaker’s first ever Summer of Service.

Honda Opens Doors to Students on National Manufacturing Day

Honda facilities across the U.S. are participating in National Manufacturing Day events throughout this month, offering more than 1,500 students of all ages an up-close view of modern manufacturing.

Toyota Alabama Welcomes Students for Manufacturing Day

Toyota Alabama welcomed local high school students to their plant for Manufacturing Day. The students toured the facility and learned about exciting opportunities in manufacturing available after graduation.

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Supports Hurricane Relief Efforts

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) is helping those in need following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The plant contributed $100,000 to the American Red Cross’ hurricane relief efforts in Georgia.

Toyota to Invest $106 Million and Add 50 Jobs at its Alabama Plant

Toyota today announced plans to invest $106 million and add 50 jobs at its Alabama engine plant, the latest expansion for the Huntsville facility that is a key part of the automaker’s U.S. operations.

Toyota Indiana Celebrates 5 Millionth Vehicle

Toyota Indiana’s 5-millionth vehicle is a direct result of the plant’s world-class workforce. Toyota has invested $4.3 billion in its Indiana and employs more than 5,300 Hoosiers.

Mercedes Invests $1 Billion to Launch Electric Vehicle Production in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz announced plans to invest an additional $1 billion in its Alabama operation. The new investment is expected to create more than 600 jobs and upgrade a plant that the company already describes as one of the world’s “smartest” manufacturing facilities.

Toyota to Bring First Hybrid Powertrain Production to U.S.

Toyota will invest $373.8 million in five U.S. manufacturing plants to support production of its first American-made hybrid powertrain and implement Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) at its Alabama plant.

Honda Begins Mass Production of 2018 Accord, Adds 300 New Jobs

Honda invested $267 million and is adding 300 new jobs to support production of the all-new Honda Accord and to increase production at the Marysville Auto Plant.

Volvo Plans to Invest $1 Billion in Its First U.S. Plant

Swedish auto maker Volvo is doubling its investment in its first U.S. plant to a total of $1 billion, a bet that its nascent comeback in the U.S. market has staying power. Volvo will add a second production line to a factory now under construction near Charleston, S.C.

Nissan Announces Smyrna Plant to Build All-New Nissan LEAF

Nissan announced plans to start full production of the new Nissan LEAF at its Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant later this year, as the company strengthens its global leadership in zero-emission electric vehicles.

BMW Manufacturing Produces Its 4 Millionth Vehicle

BMW Manufacturing has produced its four millionth vehicle, a new BMW X3. The automaker’s Spartanburg plant currently produces 1,400 vehicles each day, exporting 70 percent of these models to 140 global markets.

Nissan Donates $1 Million to Habitat for Humanity

Nissan North America announced the continuation of its long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a $1 million donation. Nissan has contributed more than $15 million to Habitat nationally since the partnership began in 2005.

Hyundai Capital America Helps Customers Displaced by Hurricane Harvey

Hyundai Capital America (HCA), a top-10 U.S. captive auto-finance company, announced that it is offering payment relief solutions to its customers affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Mazda Contributes $100,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

The Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc. and Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) together donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief fund to help those being impacted.

Toyota Provides $3 Million in Relief for Hurricane Harvey

Toyota Motor North America, along with many other organizations, provided a combined relief effort of over $3 million to serve the people impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Volkswagen Gives Back at 2017 National Urban League Conference

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. colleagues, including Howard University and INROADS interns, as well as other Conference attendees made it possible for more than 10,000 schoolchildren to receive a backpack.

Tribal Colleges Receive Toyota TCU STEM Award

Toyota has supported Native American education through the College Fund since 1999, helping nearly 1,500 Native students earn a college degree with the Toyota Tribal College Scholarship Program.

Honda and Hispanic Scholarship Fund Honor Outstanding Latino Students

Sixteen outstanding Latino undergraduate students from around the country were honored for academic excellence by Honda North America, Inc. and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). Each student is eligible to receive a scholarship up to $5,000 to help pay for tuition, books and living expenses, pending verification of fall enrollment.

Toyota Donates Sienna Mobility Vehicle to Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition

Toyota presented a Toyota Sienna Mobility Vehicle to the Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition for excellence in volunteer transportation service. An additional $50,000 in cash was presented to 20 winning volunteer transportation programs across America.

Hyundai Alabama Team Fills Over 400 Backpacks With School Supplies

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Team Members donated school supplies to fill more than 400 backpacks and tote bags for Montgomery Public School System students.

Endorsement From Governor Nathan Deal

I want to express my thanks to the “Here for America” initiative, as it highlights the accomplishments of the thriving automaker industry not just in the United States, but right here in Georgia.

Alabama-Made Vehicles Crisscross the Globe as Exports Surge

Alabama’s auto industry continues to grow, with more than $1 billion in new investment and more than 4,000 jobs announced since the beginning of 2016.

Honda Associates “Stuff the Bus” for Back to School

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) donated 1,355 school supplies for area children and families in need.

Kia Motors and B.R.A.K.E.S. Offer Defensive Driving Classes for Teens

Kia Motors America and B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) are expanding both the number of locations and number of free defensive driving classes offered throughout the Midwest to help reduce the high rate of motor vehicle crashes involving teenage drivers.

Toyota Invests $25,000 to Help Kentucky Parents Be More Involved in Schools

A recent $25,000 grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky will support parent leadership and engagement efforts by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence for the improvement of education for all Kentuckians.

Subaru Donates 50 Cars to Meals on Wheels America

This fall, 50 new 2018 Subaru Outback vehicles will be donated to Meals on Wheels programs throughout the country, to be used in the delivery of an estimated 53,000 meals.

Toyota Power of Exchange: Building Opportunities for Diverse Suppliers

More than 600 attendees at the 2017 Toyota Power of Exchange, held Thursday, July 20 in Dallas, Texas, had one collective goal in mind: building opportunities.

INFINITI Donates More Than $1 Million to Charity

INFINITI has donated more than $1 million to a variety of coaches’ charities as part of the brand’s ongoing corporate partnership with the NCAA and the NABC.

Foreign Companies Are Making, Not Killing, U.S. Jobs

Volkswagen, which made this spot its North American manufacturing headquarters, now employs more than 3,200 people at the plant it opened in 2011.

Toyota Invests $400 Million in West Virginia Engine Plant

Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia has already proven itself as the “little engine plant that could.” Now, it is taking a $400 million investment from the automaker to do more.

“Subaru Loves Learning” Initiative Brings World of Science to Students Across the Country

This month, Subaru of America, Inc. will work alongside the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to once again support its “Subaru Loves Learning” initiative.

Toyota Strengthens US Commitments

Earlier this year, Toyota said it will spend $10 billion in US capital investments over the next five years, to build its Plano headquarters and improve its existing manufacturing facilities.

Mississippi Opens Its Arms to Toyota and Mazda Plant

Toyota and Mazda plan to open a $1.6 billion new facility in Mississippi that will create up to 4,000 American jobs.

Toyota, Mazda to Build $1.6B, 4,000-job U.S. Automotive Assembly Plant

International automakers Toyota and Mazda plan to announce Friday that they will build a new $1.6 billion vehicle assembly plant in the U.S.

Alabama Auto Sector Primed for Growth With $1 Billion in New Investment

Alabama’s auto industry continues to thrive, racking up new jobs and investments in communities across the state.

VW & Toyota Grow: A New Addition

A lot has to happen before a plant can add a new model, and that means planning early.

Honda’s Legacy In the U.S.A.

Honda has the longest sustained U.S. manufacturing presence of any international automaker.

Subaru and Camden Habitat for Humanity Build a Brighter Future in NJ

Camden County Habitat for Humanity and Subaru of America, Inc. volunteers recently raised the walls on a new house in Camden, New Jersey.

Nissan Is Investing in the US

U.S. Production has increased by more than 78 percent since 2011, as Nissan Group continues to localize core-model production. Nissan built a record number of vehicles in the U.S. in 2016

Endorsement From Governor Kay Ivey

Here for America is a valuable resource in educating lawmakers and the public about the important contributions that are being made by the global automakers.

Hyundai is Making an Impact on America

Hyundai may be a Korean company, but over half the cars they sell in the U.S. are made here, thus providing jobs for over 2,700 Alabama residents.

Toyota By The Numbers

Toyota has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. for 60 years. From their manufacturing facilities to R&D sites, Toyota has employed thousands of Americans.

Volkswagen Academy in Chattanooga Promotes High-Tech Workforce Training

The training at Volkswagen is seen as vital as the carmaker seeks to fill the highly skilled jobs maintaining and fixing the factory’s robots and other technical posts.

Scot McLemore, Manager of Talent Acquisition at Honda North America, Testifies to the Importance of Workforce Development

Scot McLemore of Honda North America testified in front of the Joint Economic Committee on the issue of workforce development, sharing plans to close the skills gap in auto manufacturing.

Subaru of America Continues Partnership with PFLAG National

Since 2015, Subaru has partnered with PFLAG National to ensure that all youth are welcomed and accepted at school.

Nissan Foundation Grant Supports STARS Cultural Diversity Programs

The Nissan Foundation has named STARS a 2017 grant recipient, receiving $15,000 to support the Middle Tennessee organization’s initiative.

Subaru and Grand Teton Partner with High School Students to Encourage Recycling

Subaru has partnered with Grand Teton on its zero-waste initiative, which features student artwork with an environmental focus.

Honda Scholarship Program Expands to Support More Ohio State Students

The Honda Scholarship Program at The Ohio State University will expand in academic year 2017-2018, increasing the total number of available scholarships from 80 to 90.

Toyota Impact Grant Provides Mobility for Homeless Women and Children in Collin County

Toyota, in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, along with its formal grand opening today, announced the winner of its $1 million Impact Grant.

Volkswagen Workers Foundation Extends Partnership With Operation Get Active

The Volkswagen Workers Foundation has extended its partnership with the Chattanooga Football Club Foundation and the Operation Get Active (OGA) initiative with a $200,000 donation.

Hyundai Team Members Donate $21,000 To Montgomery Area Food Bank

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) team members showed their generosity and team spirit by collecting over $21,000 for the Montgomery Area Food Bank.

Ten Indiana Nonprofits Receive SIA Foundation Capital Grants

The Subaru In America Foundation awarded over $85,000 in capital grants to 10 Indiana charitable organizations, the largest grant dollars’ distribution to-date for the Foundation.

BMW’s Will to Add 1,000 More American Jobs By 2021

BMW has invested $8 billion in Spartanburg since announcing the plant 25 years ago. The company said it would invest an additional $600 million for manufacturing infrastructure to build more vehicles.

Toyota’s New Headquarters Will Create Up To 4,000 Jobs

Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) is celebrating the official opening of its new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas. The company will have jobs for up to 4,000 Toyota team members in North Texas.

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana sponsors Indiana Fever STEM Night

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) sponsored the Indiana Fever’s STEM Night. This event is one example of HMIN’s commitment to exposing young people to future careers in STEM.

Toyota Kentucky Launches Production of Cutting-Edge Camry

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) recently hired more than 700 people to support the launch of the 2018 Camry, bringing the number of team members to an all-time high of over 8,000.

BMW Invests $600 Million in South Carolina Plant

BMW plans to invest another $600 million in its Spartanburg, SC, assembly plant, which will create an additional 1,000 jobs at the plant.

Honda Honors Indirect Procurement Suppliers In Ohio and Indiana

Honda honored 15 suppliers that provide indirect products and services to five Honda manufacturing plants in Ohio and Indiana and corporate operations at Honda North America, Inc. yesterday at its annual Honda Indirect Procurement Supplier Conference.

German Automakers in the U.S.

In 2016, BMW produced more than 400,000 cars at its $7 billion plant in South Carolina. About 70% of the cars were exported, which makes BMW the top automotive exporter in the U.S. In addition, a Mercedes plant in Alabama made 300,000 cars.

How Mercedes-Benz Sees the Future of the Automobile

Mercedes-Benz’s U.S. International Supplier Forum in Birmingham gave attendees a peek at how the automaker sees the future of the business. Company officials said they look to buy more American-made parts for cars produced at Mercedes’ Tuscaloosa plant.

Nissan’s Smyrna Plant Celebrates 34 Years of Manufacturing in America

Nissan began U.S. manufacturing in 1983. More than 34 years later, the automaker has four U.S. manufacturing facilities capable of producing 1.14 million vehicles, 1.65 million engines, 1.4 million forgings and 456,000 castings annually.

Acura MDX Production Begins at East Liberty Auto Plant

Honda’s East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP) in Ohio began producing the award-winning Acura​ MDX SUV, the second U.S. plant to build America’s best-selling 3-row luxury SUV of all time. ELP joins Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Ala. in producing the MDX.

BMW’s Impact on South Carolina

In 1994, BMW opened a plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Having invested $7.8 billion in the plant, BMW now boasts that it is the company’s largest single facility in the world. And it has spurred investments by a range of suppliers throughout the state.

International Automakers Borrow From Reagan for TV Ad

The ad campaign seeks to bring some attention to the hefty U.S. presence foreign automakers, which manufacture nearly half of all vehicles produced in the U.S. and have invested some $75 billion in the U.S. to date.

Mazda Drive For Good Inspires Mazda Employees to Give Back

Mazda employees have pledged to do one hour of charitable community service—and since the program began in 2013, Mazda has raised more than 260,000 hours.

Michigan Science Center Unveils New $1.44M Toyota Engineering Theater

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) unveiled the new Toyota 4D Engineering Theater (TET). The theater is designed to inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning.

Tennessee Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd Picks Up First VW Atlas Sold in America

Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd said Thursday that the first impression of his new Volkswagen Atlas sport utility vehicle was that it exceeded his expectations.

Toyota Expands Opportunities in Manufacturing with $2.35 Million Award

Continuing its commitment to preparing teachers and students for the next generation of jobs, Toyota USA Foundation awarded two grants totaling $2.35 million to Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE).

Nissan Joins Habitat for Humanity’s First Nationwide Campaign

Nissan joined Habitat for Humanity’s first nationwide campaign, Home is the Key (#HomeIsTheKey), in raising awareness and funds to improve access to decent shelter.

Autos Are Indiana’s Second-Largest Manufacturing Sector

Automotive manufacturing is the second-largest manufacturing sector in Indiana and automotive jobs have seen a 40 percent increase since 2009. Indiana’s automotive manufacturing sector is a $15.8 billion industry that employs more than 100,000 Hoosiers.

Subaru Hosts Dining Out For Life Fundraiser

Subaru is a proud, decade-long Host Sponsor of Dining Out For Life, with nearly $40 Million raised to support HIV/AIDS services throughout the life of this partnership.

International Automakers and Dealers Continue to Positively Impact U.S. Economy

Here for America released its 2017 International Automakers and Dealers in America report. It details the substantial investment and impact international automakers and dealers have on the U.S. economy, American manufacturing and job creation.

Hyundai’s Alabama Plant Celebrates 12 Years of Production

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC (HMMA) celebrated 12 years of production. The plant officially began production on on May 20, 2005. The $1.7 billion plant is the company’s first U.S. manufacturing facility and employs more than 3,000 people with high-paying jobs and full benefits.

Teens Get Creative in the Tenth Annual Lexus Eco Challenge

Students, teachers, and schools are rewarded with $500,000 in scholarships and grants through the annual Lexus Eco Challenge.

Honda Supports Scholars Program at California State University, Fullerton

The Hispanic Scholarship Golf Tournament, sponsored by American Honda Motor Co., Inc., raised more than $200,000 for the Abrego Future Scholars Program.

BMW Donates New X5 to South Carolina’s Newest Education Ambassador

BMW Manufacturing donated a new X5 to South Carolina’s Teacher of the Year to drive during her year-long sabbatical from the classroom as South Carolina’s public education ambassador.

Nissan Hosts Mississippi’s Largest STEM / Robotics Competition

Nissan partnered with Mississippi Robotics to host the second annual STEM/Robotics Competition at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. The full-day event was designed to engage students in grades 3 through 12 in activities that nurture their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Subaru of Indiana Automotive Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Gifts to Community

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA) celebrated its 30th anniversary today by making three gifts representing a total investment in the community of nearly $200,000.

Hyundai Celebrates 32nd Anniversary of Sonata

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) is one of the most advanced plants in the world, but its most impressive achievement is adding 2,700 jobs and over $3.8 billion to the state’s annual economy.

Toyota Opens $154 Million Expanded R&D Center

Toyota has opened a $154-million expanded research and development center in York Township, Mich., that unifies several operations as part of the company’s One Toyota plan.

First Eight Schools to Receive Volkswagen eLabs Named

Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations (Volkswagen Chattanooga) and the State of Tennessee have named the first eight Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE) schools to receive science laboratory equipment as part of the Volkswagen eLabs initiative.

Honda Volunteers Install Smoke Detectors

Nearly 200 residents in Urbana, Ohio are safer thanks to a group of 30 HondaGO Volunteers from Honda of America Mfg. Honda associates canvassed 265 homes for working smoke detectors and installed more than 150.

Kia Produces One Millionth Georgia-Built Sorento in the U.S.

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) celebrated production of the plant’s one millionth Sorento at its West Point facility. The automaker is responsible for the creation of more than 15,000 jobs in West Point and the surrounding region.

Volkswagen Chattanooga Donates Passat to Hospital

Volkswagen Chattanooga donated a 2016 Chattanooga-built Passat sedan to replace the old car in Siskin Hospital’s gym to help preparing patients for life after disability.

Acura Supports Music Education in New Orleans

Acura’s support of the non-profit Trombone Shorty Foundation will help the organization create a year-round impact on the city’s cultural community and further its commitment to perpetuate the musical heritage of New Orleans through music education, instruction, mentorship and performance.

Honda Begins Production of All-New 2018 Odyssey in Alabama

More than 1,500 associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) celebrated the start of mass production of the all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan, which is the fourth all-new model to roll off the production line at HMA in just the past five years.

Nissan Extends Commitment to 7 Historically Black Colleges & Universities in Mississippi

Nissan is again donating $250,000 to seven local historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives at each school to inspire and develop talent.

Mitsubishi Foundation Gives Donation to Twin City Groups

The Mitsubishi Motors USA Foundation donated $40,000 to several Twin City organizations in an effort to boost STEM education programs and increase the desire to shop local.

Subaru to Create up to 600 Jobs at Indiana Plant

Subaru Corp. plans to hire up to 600 people at its factory in Indiana. The company will create the jobs to boost the factory’s annual production capacity from 394,000 units at present to 436,000 units.

Toyota Contributing to Texas Economy

Toyota directly employs 5,230 workers in its Texas facilities, which produced over 232,000Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks in 2015. Overall investment by Toyota throughout its Texas facilities totals $5.1 billion.

Volkswagen Partners With Chattanooga 2.0 To Establish Workforce Development Program

Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations and Chattanooga 2.0 have established a new workforce development program, the Volkswagen Neighborhood Talent Pipeline.

Toyota Awards Grant to NKU’s Next Generation STEM Projects

The Toyota USA Foundation awarded a $340,000 grant to Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics (CINSAM) to fund the expansion of its Next Generation STEM Classroom Project.

Subaru Renews Partnership with the National Wildlife Federation

Subaru of America, Inc. is partnering with the National Wildlife Federation to help preserve wildlife and their habitats through the automaker’s environmentally-focused philanthropic platform, Subaru Loves the Earth.

Toyota Grants $4 Million to California State University to Prepare Students for STEM Careers

Toyota and California State University, Dominguez Hills announced today that together they will tackle workforce readiness issues head-on, creating a new Toyota Center for Innovation in STEM Education.

Nissan and Tennessee Board of Regents Open Joint Facility to Train Workforce in Tennessee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora Tydings joined Nissan officials to formally open the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Murfreesboro’s Smyrna Campus and Nissan Training Center.

Toyota Camry Featured on Fox & Friends

The Toyota Camry, named the most American car for 15 years running, was featured on Fox & Friends.

Toyota Announces Record $1.33 Billion Investment in Kentucky Plant

Toyota Kentucky announced a $1.33 billion investment – the highest of any automaker in Kentucky and the second – largest in state history. The Kentucky plant is the automaker’s largest plant in the world, employing 8,200 team members.

Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Celebrates Academic Prowess of HBCUs

Students from Historically Black College and University (HBCU) teams are ready to compete for the National Championship of the 28th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC). The “Great 48” will vie for top honors and bragging rights, as well as a share of more than $350,000 in institutional grants from Honda.

Toyota Helps Clay Center Move ‘Full STEAM Ahead’ With Project

Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia has donated $250,000 to Charleston’s Clay Center to help create a new series of STEM-related exhibits.

Honda to Invest $85 Million in Alabama Plant

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) announced an investment of $85 million for the first of a multi-phase project to improve vehicle manufacturing flexibility, strengthen the logistic efficiency for future models and prepare for future technologies.

Nissan Employees Work With Habitat for Humanity to Build Home for Family

Every year for more than a decade, the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant has joined forces with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) to build affordable, sustainable homes in the local community.

Toyota Donates Engineering Building for STEAM-Focused Education Center

Toyota announced that it is donating its Quality and Production Engineering Laboratory on its campus in Erlanger to develop a STEAM-focused education center to serve the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region.

Honda Field Restoration in Houston Enables Little Leaguers to Take the Field

Honda has been a proud sponsor of Little League Baseball and Softball since 1996 and is dedicated to helping kids learn discipline and teamwork while improving self-esteem through the love of the game. Through the Honda Little League Grant Program, Honda has donated more than 1.2 million dollars to underfunded leagues.

Toyota Touts Indiana Impact

New study says Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. supported about 27,500 jobs as of 2015. The report from the Center for Automotive Research also shows employees in Indiana accounted for $1.6 billion in payroll.

Subaru 2016 Share the Love Event Generates Over $24 Million in Charitable Donations

Subaru of America, Inc. announced that it has donated more than $23.4 million to national and local charities during its annual Share the Love event in 2016, bringing the total donated throughout the life of the program to more than $94 million.

Supported by Volkswagen Group of America, the Museum of Modern Art Expands its Online Offerings

As the Lead Sponsor of MoMA’s education program, Volkswagen Group of America has helped the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) further expands its range of online courses, offering a new course focusing on the materials and techniques of postwar abstract painting.

National Study Shows Toyota’s 30-Year Impact on Kentucky

A recent study by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) shows Toyota’s Kentucky plant is making a major impact on the Bluegrass State through strong jobs numbers, payroll, and capital and philanthropic investments.

Habitat for Humanity and Nissan Enter Second Decade of Partnership

Nissan is kicking off its second decade of partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a $1 million donation, bringing contributions in North America to more than $14 million over the past 11 years.

Honda Directly Employs More Than 29,500 Americans

Jobs in manufacturing represent more than 70% of Honda’s direct U.S. employment. The automaker directly employs 29,500 Americans and supports a payroll of $2.2 billion.

TCAT-Nissan Partnership Brings STEM Skills to Smyrna

The newly opened Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Smyrna Campus — which was built through a partnership between the state and Nissan North America — aims to close the gap in the supply and future demand of highly skilled workers.

Honda Invests $150 Million to Begin U.S. Production of 10-Speed Transmission

Honda announced a $150 million investment to launch global production of a new, state-of-the-art 10-speed automatic transmission at Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC (HPPG) in Tallapoosa, Georgia.

Toyota Donates $750,000 to Two Mississippi History Museums

Toyota Motor North America is giving $750,000 to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

Mazda Raises More Than $5.4 Million Through Mazda Drive For Good

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced it will donate more than $5.4 million to select charities across the United States in 2017, as a result of money raised during the 2016 Mazda Drive for Good® event. Mazda employees, dealers and partners across the nation have also pledged over 67,500 hours of charitable service in 2017.

Toyota Donates Car to West Virginia Teacher of the Year

Representatives from Toyota Motor Manufacturing of West Virginia and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield presented Toni Poling, 2017 West Virginia Teacher of the Year, with a check for $5,000 and a new Toyota car.

Nissan Sends Teens to Nashville as Part of Unique “Resume Challenge”

Nissan partnered with 100 Black Men of America to host its fourth annual Resume Challenge for African American high school juniors and seniors from six U.S. cities.

Volkswagen Establishes Scholarship For High School Mechatronic Students

Volkswagen Chattanooga has established the Volkswagen Mechatronics Scholarship fund to support the students enrolled in the Volkswagen Mechatronics Akademie program. Classes will provide a combination of high school requirements and Chattanooga State credit.

Honda Establishes Marine Science Foundation to Support Coastal Preservation

Honda announced the establishment of the Honda Marine Science Foundation, a new initiative to address marine ecosystem restoration and the impact of humans and climate change on oceans and intertidal areas.

Accounting Class Tours San Antonio Toyota Plant

Grad students from Trinity took a tour of Toyota’s San Antonio plant. Along the way, a Toyota Texas tour guide explained how inventory is managed, how employees are nurtured, and how robots are incorporated into the assembly process.

BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament Benefits New Charities

With strong commitments to education, children and seniors, the BMW Charity Pro-Am announced the list of charities that will benefit from the 2017 tournament. Partner charities received $676,252 in 2016, with total donations since the tournament’s inception in 2001 exceeding $12 million.

Honda Associates Pitch in at Ronald McDonald House

More than 25 associates from Honda of America Mfg., Inc. volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus, Ohio. The team of volunteers baked cookies, refurbished rooms, moved furniture, assisted with cleaning chores and restocked family guest rooms.

BMW Manufacturing Remains Largest U.S. Automotive Exporter

BMW Manufacturing announced today that it exported a record 287,700 BMW X models from the Spartanburg plant during 2016, making the South Carolina factory is the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.

Nissan Donates $25,000 to Support Educational Efforts for Local Youth

Nissan donated $25,000 to the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute (MMEI) to support ongoing mentoring and academic training efforts of students across the state. Since 2013, Nissan has donated more than $85,000 to the organization.

Toyota Alabama Produces 5 Million Engines

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama has produced 5 million engines that over the past 14 years. To celebrate the milestone, Toyota will donate $50,000 to the Huntsville Library Foundation, supporting the North Huntsville Library project.

Subaru of America Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration Year

Subaru announced its year of 50th celebrations to celebrate its 50th anniversary on February 15, 2018. In keeping with a company known for supporting good causes, the automaker is marking the anniversary with a special donation of “50 cars for 50 years” to benefit a national charity to be announced at a later date

Nissan Partners with Local Organizations to Bring “Hidden Figures” to Young Girls

The Nissan Canton Plant kicked off Black History Month 2017 with a screening of “Hidden Figures” for more than 200 girls in the Greater Jackson area. The film screening was followed by a panel discussion about careers in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM).

Toyota Helps Huntington Foodbank Dramatically Revamp Warehouse

Toyota helped increase Facing Hunger Foodbank’s warehouse storage by two-thirds, helping them provide more food to those in need.